Metallica’s James Hetfield to Star in ‘The Thicket’ Western

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James Hetfield, better known as Metallic leader, is set to star alongside Peter Dinklage and Juliette Lewis in an all-new thriller, The thicket.

Created for the Tubi streaming service, the new film is a dark Western tale based on the book of the same name written by Joe R. Lansdale, and follows a young man who persuades a bounty hunter to help save his sister from the clutches of of a violent gang. Dinklage, known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones, will star as the bounty hunter, while Juliette Lewis from Oliver Stone’s 1994 film born killers will play the villain.

Speaking about the exciting new film, Adam Lewinson, Tubi’s Chief Content Officer, said, “This elevated western thriller directed by Peter Dinklage and an exceptionally talented team of artists delivers on genre expectations while adding so much more to make the journey into The thicket unique and bewitching”.

As for Hetfield, it’s not the frontman’s first time working on camera, appearing in Netflix’s Ted Bundy. Extremely Wicked, Incredibly Evil and Vile with Zac Efron and Lily Collins, among a number of other projects. The cast also comes as Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and the rest of Metallica prepare to release their long-awaited new album, 72 seasons.

Meanwhile, Dinklage is set to appear in the highly anticipated hit movie soon. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents A prequel to the billion dollar franchise led in the 2010s by Jennifer Lawrence. In the film, Dinklage will appear with Hunter Schafer, Viola Davis, Jason Schwartzman, Rachel Zegler and many more.

While we wait for more news on The Thicket, check out Metallica’s latest music video for “If Darkness Had a Son” below.

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